Same sex marriage

Feb 10, 2015

Q. Do you think people of the same sex should or should not be allowed to marry?

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Nov 2010

Jul 2011

Sep 2012

Oct 2013

Jun 2014

Dec 2014

Should be allowed to marry

59%

69%

48%

90%

48%

53%

54%

55%

57%

60%

55%

Should not be allowed to marry

28%

21%

40%

7%

41%

36%

35%

36%

31%

28%

32%

Don’t know

13%

10%

12%

3%

11%

11%

11%

9%

12%

12%

14%

59% agreed that people of the same sex should be allowed to marry and 28% think they should not. This is an increase in support since this question was previously asked in December.

Support for same sex marriage is 50% among men but 68% among women. 67% of under 35’s support same sex marriage – compared to 43% of those aged 65+.

Same sex marriage laws

Feb 10, 2015

Q. Regardless of your opinion about same-sex marriage, do you think it is likely or unlikely that the laws will be changed in the next few years to allow same-sex marriage? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total likely

56%

59%

52%

70%

47%

Total unlikely

28%

28%

33%

22%

37%

Very likely

15%

19%

13%

21%

11%

Likely

41%

40%

39%

49%

36%

Unlikely

22%

22%

26%

19%

27%

Very unlikely

6%

6%

7%

3%

10%

Don’t know

16%

13%

14%

8%

16%

56% think it is likely that the laws will be changed in the next few years to allow same-sex marriage and 28% think it is unlikely.

There was little difference between across groups on this question.

Same sex marriage

Dec 9, 2014

Q. Do you think people of the same sex should or should not be allowed to marry? 

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Nov 2010

Jul 2011

Sep 2012

Oct 2013

Jun 2014

Should be allowed to marry

55%

60%

45%

85%

47%

53%

54%

55%

57%

60%

Should not be allowed to marry

32%

28%

40%

8%

45%

36%

35%

36%

31%

28%

Don’t know

14%

12%

12%

7%

7%

11%

11%

9%

12%

12%

55% agreed that people of the same sex should be allowed to marry and 32% think they should not. This is a drop in support since this question was previously asked in June.

Support for same sex marriage is 49% among men but 60% among women. 65% of under 35’s support same sex marriage – compared to 32% of those aged 65+.

Same sex marriage

Jun 17, 2014

Q. Do you think people of the same sex should or should not be allowed to marry? 

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

15 Nov 10

4 Jul 11

13 Aug 12

24 Sep 12

6 May 13

22 Oct 13

Should be allowed to marry

60%

73%

45%

79%

56%

53%

54%

54%

55%

58%

57%

Should not be allowed to marry

28%

18%

43%

14%

31%

36%

35%

33%

36%

32%

31%

Don’t know

12%

9%

13%

7%

13%

11%

11%

13%

9%

10%

12%

60% agree that people of the same sex should be allowed to marry and 28% think they should not. This is the highest support for same sex marriage recorded since this question was first asked in 2010.

Support for same sex marriage is 54% among men but 66% among women. 68% of under 35’s support same sex marriage – compared to 36% of those aged 65+.

Same sex marriage

Oct 22, 2013

Q. Do you think people of the same sex should or should not be allowed to marry?

 

Total

22 Oct 13

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

 

15 Nov 10

14 Mar 11

4 Jul 11

13 Aug 12

24 Sep 12

22 Apr 13

6 May 13

Should be allowed to marry

57%

65%

41%

80%

53%

49%

54%

54%

55%

54%

58%

Should not be allowed to marry

31%

23%

45%

10%

36%

40%

35%

33%

36%

33%

32%

Don’t know

12%

11%

14%

11%

11%

10%

11%

13%

9%

13%

10%

57% agree that people of the same sex should be allowed to marry and 31% think they should not. These results are very similar to the last time this issue was measured in May. However, over the last 3 years support for same sex marriage has increased a little and opposition declined.

Support for same sex marriage is 49% among men but 65% among women. 66% of under 35’s and 62% of those with university education support same sex marriage.

Same sex marriage

May 6, 2013

Q. Do you think people of the same sex should or should not be allowed to marry? 

15 Nov 10

14 Mar 11

4 Jul 11

13 Aug 12

24 Sep 12

22 Apr 13

Total

6 May 13

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Should be allowed to marry

53%

49%

54%

54%

55%

54%

58%

66%

49%

91%

Should not be allowed to marry

36%

40%

35%

33%

36%

33%

32%

24%

43%

3%

Don’t know

11%

10%

11%

13%

9%

13%

10%

10%

9%

6%

There has been slightly increased support for same sex marriage since the question was polled last month (and since the suggestion of holding a referendum): with a 4% increase in those in favour of same sex marriage (58%) and a 1% decrease in those opposed (32%).

Those most in favour of same sex marriage were Greens voters (91%), Labor voters (66%) and women (63%). 49% of Liberal/National voters, 36% of men and 54% of people aged 65+ opposed.

Referendum on same sex marriage

May 6, 2013

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of holding a referendum on same sex marriage?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Should be allowed to marry

Should not be allowed to marry

Total approve

53%

55%

48%

73%

68%

31%

Total disapprove

36%

32%

41%

14%

22%

62%

Strongly approve

26%

27%

21%

50%

38%

10%

Approve

27%

28%

27%

23%

30%

21%

Disapprove

21%

19%

25%

8%

14%

32%

Strongly disapprove

15%

13%

16%

6%

8%

30%

Don’t know

12%

13%

10%

13%

10%

7%

53% of respondents approved a referendum on same sex marriage and 36% disapproved.

Of those who support same sex marriage, 68% approve a referendum and 22% disapprove – while 31% of those who are opposed to same sex marriage approve a referendum and 62% disapprove.

Same sex marriage

Apr 22, 2013

Q. Do you think people of the same sex should or should not be allowed to marry?

 

15 Nov 10

14 Mar 11

4 Jul 11

13 Aug 12

24 Sep 12

Total

22 Apr 13

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Should be allowed to marry

53%

49%

54%

54%

55%

54%

64%

42%

89%

Should not be allowed to marry

36%

40%

35%

33%

36%

33%

26%

44%

3%

Don’t know

11%

10%

11%

13%

9%

13%

10%

13%

8%

There has been little movement in the figures since the last time the question was polled last September: with a 1% decrease in those in favour of same sex marriage (54%) and a 3% decrease in those opposed (33%).

There has been little movement in the results in the two years since the question was first polled in November 2010.

Those most in favour of same sex marriage were Greens voters (89%), Labor voters (64%) and women (62%). 44% of Liberal/National voters, 40% of men and 50% of people aged 65+ opposed.

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